Peter
Last year

Adelaide sign Tony Crocker as 2nd Import

Will add link to story on website

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KET  
Last year

https://www.adelaide36ers.com/news/adelaide-36ers-sign-second-us-import-tony-crocker

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Isaac  
Last year

The Adelaide 36ers are proud to announce the signing of second import and former EuroLeague star Tony Crocker for the 2020-21 NBL season.


The Oklahoma native and former NCAA standout from Oklahoma University, Tony's decade-long pro-career has included significant stints in the Basketball Super League in Turkey and the EuroLeague.


The 6.7ft, 33-year-old forward most recently played with Pinar Karsiyaka in the Turkish Super League and the Basketball Champions League as their swingman. During the 2019-20 season, Tony averaged 10.5 points during the COVID shortened season. He had previously played in the EuroLeague including for powerhouse Khimki Moscow.
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Peter  
Last year

Thanks KET and Isaac, beat me to it

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LV  
Last year

I like it

34 in January, but with a long history in quality leagues like the Euroleague, VTB and Turkey, he should be a decent contributor.

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Shano76  
Last year

Hopefully not a Barry Crocker of a signing!

I'll see myself out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

sounds cheap and the first to get cut

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Anonymous  
Last year

Starter or bench player?

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KET  
Last year

Seems like an athletic wing 3&D energy hype kind of guy

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Anonymous  
Last year

he has the same agent as Sloan

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Anonymous  
Last year

Seems like Adelaide are going for role player type imports rather than studs.

Will it pay off well that depends on how good Giddey, Dech , DJ, Teys, Pinder and Humphries are this season.

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KET  
Last year

C Humphries
F DJ/Pinder
F Crocker/McVeigh
G Dech/Teys
G Sloan/Giddey/Mudronja/Dillon

Maintain there's one too many guards and one too few big men especially with Pinder being a foul trouble type.

I reckon throw Giddey in the starting 5 and have Dech come off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I would start Giddey over Dech too.
Having Teys, Dillon and Mudronja all on same roster ..yikes

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UNKNOWN  
Last year

Yeah My depth chart is similar
PG Giddey/Teys/Mudronja
SG Sloan/Dillon/ Harris
SF Crocker/Dech/ Marshall
PF Johnson/McVeigh / Diing
C Humphries/Pinder/ Hulland
DP'S TBC Michael Harris Nick Marshall Lual Diing Owen Hulland

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Anonymous  
Last year

Watch his Euroleague highlights before judging, looks solid!

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UNKNOWN  
Last year

(All the dp's above played some mins against Brisbane in pre-season

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Anonymous  
Last year

lual diing a big

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UNKNOWN  
Last year

and owen hulland isn't ahah

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Beantown  
Last year

Overall stats aren't that impressive, but the highlights video below shows he can shoot the three well and has enough ball-handling/ athleticism to get to the rim if the defence closes out too hard. Could be okay if he reliably stretches the floor and plays good D. Not likely to be a standout this year though. Donald Sloan is going to have to star this season for the Sixers to compete with the top 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2dQNNdoF2s

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KET  
Last year

FWIW, Hulland, Diing filled in for the 36ers, I don't believe they are actually on the roster, even as DPs.

If i'm wrong, i'd be happy re Hulland, although he didn't play all that great for the Eagles v Sturt in the Grand Final.

Flash in the pan perhaps?

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Beantown  
Last year

"Maintain there's one too many guards and one too few big men especially with Pinder being a foul trouble type."

Agreed KET. Anyone know if Hulland is a realistic chance to sign as a 4th big? Development Player perhaps?

Might get away with Hulland as a limited minutes insurance policy, particularly if they find DJ and Hunphries can't stay on the floor together for big minutes. If that happened, then McVeigh might see more minutes as a small ball 4.

Could be an interesting lineup if they ran DJ, McVeigh, Crocker, Giddey and Sloan together. Would be lacking in rebounding, but there's enough length there to be quite switchable on D and theoretically would open the floor up, with Giddey the only non 3 point shooter.



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UNKNOWN  
Last year

won't be suprised if they sign as dps tho

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Anonymous  
Last year

Those Euroleague stats can be deceiving .

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Brunson  
Last year

Dech needs to start. His defense will be extremely valuable. Could end up being DPOY.

Either Crocker or Sloan start.

Humphries, Johnson and Giddey the other starters

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robt  
Last year

"Either Crocker or Sloan start.

Humphries, Johnson and Giddey the other starters"

That's only 4 starters, isn't it?

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Anonymous  
Last year

With Dech as the fifth starter you will find if you read post correctly.

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robt  
Last year

Apologies.

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Ninny  
Last year

The JVG / Moldovan (kick-back) combo strike again!

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Anonymous  
Last year

The JVG interfering in player selection will haunt you forever. Just like it did the Kings.

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Anonymous  
Last year

it's not interfering, it's his job!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Haha was waiting for the first reference to Barry Crocker

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ME  
Last year

I think it's a solid but unspectacular signing. He's on the wrong side of his 30s and now knocking on the door of being within retirement range, but he has experience in the top Euro leagues and looks like he's still playing at a high standard. He would have been a very, very good import just a few years ago, but the league has got to a place where most imports have been around the NBA so this guy falls off a bit. But I think he's going to do pretty well. I still don't think Adelaide are a playoff team though.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Sounds like this guy will be coming off the bench as McVeigh's back up and yeah Dech has to start on this team.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Don't want to be nasty but if you are an import playing behind Jack McVeigh you are in the wrong league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm thinking...

Sloan / Dillon / Mudronja
Giddey / Teys
Crocker / Dech
Johnson / Mcveigh
Humphries / Pinder

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

Yep, Someone needs to explain to him why everyone is calling him Barry...

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Mathew  
Last year

I'm seeing some strange lineups on here and the team is pretty balanced but it’s not a top 5 team. I have them at best 6 at worst dead last with 9-11 wins

1) Sloane/giddy/mudronja
2)dech/Dillon/teys/Harris
3)Crocker/McVeigh/Marshall
4)Johnson/pinder/diing
5)humphries/hulland

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Beantown  
Last year

Zodiac, why do you think Barry might come off the bench behind McVeigh?

I don't know either way, but could see him starting at either the 2 or 3, if he outperforms McVeigh or Dech.

This is a new team though, so I am hoping nothing is decided yet and Coach Henry will give players a chance to earn their starting spots and roles.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Zodiac, why do you think Barry might come off the bench behind McVeigh?


He turns 34 next month and only averaged 10 ppg in Turkey last season? Not sure how he could start to be honest plus in Liam's analysis for the NBL website he already pegged him to be a sixth man for us.



https://nbl.com.au/news/free-agency-analysis-tony-crocker-to-adelaide

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Anonymous  
Last year

I doubt they'll have Hulland as a backup being a dp

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Beantown  
Last year

Cheers for the link Zodiac. I guess time will tell if Liam is right!

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